A gun range owner who banned Muslims from her business as a matter of ‘public safety’ claims trade has ‘quadrupled’ since the controversial move.
Jan Morgan decided to bar all followers of Islam from her Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range in Hot Springs, Arkansas, last September while claiming the religion ‘commands them to kill’ her.
Five months on and she says business is booming and that threats of a lawsuit by federal civil rights enforcers have failed to materialize.
Jan Morgan, Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range owner, announced that her Arkansas business would become a “Muslim-free zone” last year.
At least one anti-discrimination complaint from the Council for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has been threatened, but Morgan’s gun range has remained closed to the religious group.
The group’s attorney, Jenifer Wicks, said at the time the move could ‘inevitably result in a hostile environment for ordinary Muslims in Arkansas.’
But Morgan has no plans to back down, despite receiving threats over the contentious decision, and even claims business has ‘quadrupled’ with people coming from out of state and some offering donations for what they predict will be a legal battle.
Morgan says she doesn’t identify Muslims by their skin color, but by their names. She wrote in September that she didn’t want to “rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me.” However, Morgan is getting attention once again. On Wednesday, she posted a rant to the social media giant, Facebook.
“Geeze…I hate to have to embarrass the liberal mainstream media again, but…a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do,” Morgan wrote. Several pictures of South Asian shooters were included in her post, which she uploaded after some customers accused her of turning away anyone with brown skin. The complaint was made by an anonymous father and son of South Asian descent who, though they identify as Hindu, claimed they were turned away because of their skin color. Though Morgan admitted in that she had asked the two men to leave her gun range, she insisted it was because of their “strange” behavior.
Morgan sais that the strange behavior led her to conclude that “these people might not be safe handling firearms in this range. I’m not going to say blatantly that someone was under the influence of drugs or alcohol…” Morgan said. “I didn’t even let them finish filling out the membership forms,” she continued sticking to her claims that skin color is not a determining factor when using her business. “I’m not going to get into that.” But she said that “the allegation that we turn people away on their skin color is absolutely a lie.” Later in the interview, Morgan said she believes it was possible the applicants had an “agenda,” adding that, “it was clearly designed to create the situation that occurred”
Several pictures of South Asian shooters were included in her post, which she uploaded after some customers accused her of turning away anyone with brown skin. The complaint was made by an anonymous father and son of South Asian decent who, though they identify as Hindu, claimed they were turned away because of their skin color. Though Morgan admitted in The Post that she had asked the two men to leave her gun range, she insisted it was because of their “strange” behavior.
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